world : Fishermen fined for catching egg-bearing lobsters

world : Fishermen fined for catching egg-bearing lobsters
world : Fishermen fined for catching egg-bearing lobsters

Wednesday 12 June 2024 10:54 PM

Nafeza 2 world - Two fishermen have been fined for illegally catching and landing egg-bearing lobsters.

Richard and Nigel Cammish, both from Filey, had landed the shellfish in their trawler at Bridlington Harbour in November, a court heard.

Removing "berried" lobsters - those carrying eggs attached to their body - from the sea has been against the law since 2017.

The two men admitted the offence at Scarborough Magistrates' Court on 11 June.

Nigel Cammish, 58, pleaded guilty to being the master of the Harvester FH 198 trawler when the vessel landed five egg-bearing lobsters at Bridlington's fish quay on 16 November.

He was fined £2,790 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £1,108 and costs of £900.

Richard Cammish, 60, admitted the same offence and was fined £1,003 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £401 and costs of £900.

British trawlers are prohibited by law from fishing for berried lobsters in English waters.

They must not land them into an English port even if they were caught further afield.

Any which are brought into port must be returned to the sea immediately.

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